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Devotions

The weekly devotions on this page are written by our staff, volunteers and those involved in intercessory prayer ministry. We are grateful for their contribution and heart after God.

A new devotion will be posted every Monday.


What Is Honor?

When I was a student in Bill Johnson’s church in Redding, California, one thing amazed me even more than the many miracles I saw taking place there. It was the unrestrained, lavish and joyful outpouring of Honor which was a daily occurrence at Bethel. Of course, we students stood and clapped and cheered loudly for at least five minutes whenever Bill or Associate Pastors Chris or Danny came to the podium to teach us. But we also did it for anyone who stepped on the stage: an administrator, an accountant or even a fellow student. Continue reading

The Christian’s Yellow Pages

Where do we look when we need service? Some people actually use the Yellow Pages, which is a book compiled of services available.

Reading my Bible one tear-filled night the words in Isaiah 9 became alive to me. “His Name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, and Prince of Peace.”

Suffering from years of abuse, neglect and unfaithfulness, my family was all but destroyed. Help had been sought from pastors and counselors of all kinds. All advised me to get out of that relationship as it was killing me. Continue reading

Cast Your Cares

Sharon Couchman

How many of you like to fish? The first requirement of fishing is to have the right equipment! Now in the old days if we didn’t have a rod or reel, we would improvise using a flexible tree branch or twig. Then we attached some strong twine and tied on a hook. We would catch a live grasshopper or dig up some wiggly worms and put the live bait on the hook.

The next step was to “cast” the fishing line into the water. When we felt a tug on the line we would retrieve the make-shift rod and reach for the fish. Sometimes the hook would get caught on something and in our excitement, thinking it was a fish, we would jerk the line only to find nothing there. Continue reading

Joy! Joy! Joy!

The other day I woke up with not a lot of joy in my heart. So much has been going on in my life this past month. God has been so very good, but for some reason I didn’t feel the JOY that I normally do each morning. After a quick conversation with the Lord, and prayer, I continued to get ready for work and go about my Father’s business for the day.

At work we corporately come together for prayer each day. It wasn’t long after we started praying that my supervisor shared the importance of maintaining Joy in our daily duties as the enemy comes to steal, rob and destroy it. She mentioned how important Joy was in every aspect of our lives. And the enemy also knows the importance it is for us. Continue reading

The Day My Father Said Good-Bye

Betty Dewhirst

Recently I was sharing with two friends and they suggested that I might want to share with you what I had related to them. As I thought about it later, I decided to do so, hoping that the Holy Spirit would minister to others that are in a time of grieving over the loss of a loved one.

First of all, I would like to give you some background of where our family was at that time in our lives so you will be able to have a clearer picture of everything. Continue reading